Monday, 23 November 2015

Diary of an Honest Naturalista: Week 129

I’m doing well so far. Dimeji is fine, and we are settling well into the new situation. Work is doing fine, and my small business is progressing well so far. I sell few items from time to time, but I am not doing much marketing, I must be honest. Having an extra source of income is a good thing, no matter how small.

So I decided to do what in my opinion, is the craziest thing to my hair. Following in Yemisi’s crazy style, I decided to be experimental.

And what is this crazy thing?

Bantu knots!!!

It might not be anything to some people, but it was a big deal for me.

I was self-conscious at first wearing it. It was a bantu knots style with side-woven frohawk. I kept resisting the edge to loosen the knots, and turn it to a knot-out, but I braved it, and wore it to church. Contrary to what I expected, I didn’t get any negative comment at all. It was either positive compliments, or people said nothing at all. This gave me more juice, so I was more courageous to wear it to work the next day.

Everyone was just looking at me. I got mixed reactions like

“Your hair is really nice!”
Aww, thank you.

“Why did you do a primary school girl’s hairstyle?”
Wow, really?

“This hairstyle is not you, Anna. I think Yemisi’s influence is rubbing off on you.”
Good or bad?

“Hmm, you look really, really… what can I say? Different.”
Is that another way to say I look weird?

I got so much mixed compliment on my bantu knot, but in the end, I was glad I wore the style. I did something that took guts for once.

Yemisi was really impressed, and was oohing and aahing all over me. I’m sure if she hadn’t been in one of her crazy dyed hair cuts, she would have done hers immediately. I sense that she is going to do a remixed version of it very soon.

I wore it all week, and will be converting it to a knot out for next week. I am not sure if I will be wearing bantu knots soon. Maybe or maybe not. It looked good on me, but it was not the most flattering hairstyle option. I think the difference is what made it stand out.

Anyway, now I know I have what it takes to be crazy, even though it is not a big deal for some people. Now, let’s move on to the next big thing.

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  1. Good to know you tried something new.As long as you felt fly that's all that matters.

  2. Yup,berry's pic is...... Something else@Busola.

  3. I love berry'a pictures.Brave gal!.You should rock a tapered cut soon

    1. Tapered whaaaat?I shudder to think of hair cuts.Just kidding,itll look good on you.

    2. @Ashake: That's not Berry. That's Anna, lol.

  4. the pic looks like power to the fro

    1. Fro power,and the glasses,she don't take no rubbish.

    2. like i dare you to say ine bad thing

    3. Yes o. I love my hair, and I'm gonna be a boss about it.

  5. hehehe! Nice and btw the bantu knots looks good on you *winks*

  6. I'm impressed. Bantu knots are the best please Lol I'm biased cos I really like them on me.

    1. All this talk about bantu knots....immediately I take this braids out ill try it out.

    2. @Nkoli: Really? Send us a picture of you on bantu knots na. Many peoplr don't have the courage to wear it sha.

    3. Haha will do. What's the email address?

  7. HAHAHAHA! I had forgotten about this photo!!!

    Thanks ladies. I think we need update photos sha.

    And I've been too chicken to wear bantu knots out.

  8. Kudos to you Anna. This is exactly how I felt when I came out of the natural hair closet and wore my hair out for the first time. Man was I worried. B7t now, it aint even a thang! Maybe I'll muster up the courage to wear bantu knots too some day.


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